Perhaps the biggest-yet example of the new, open source-friendly Microsoft is today's news that the company is acquiring the leading open source platform, GitHub, news that evoked some skepticism among developers and brought up ghosts of Microsoft's past.
Oracle's chief architect says his company intends to remove serialization from Java -- eventually.
Containerd integration is now generally available as a runtime option for the open source Kubernetes container orchestration system.
Cask Data, known for its open source Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP), recently announced that it's being acquired by Google's cloud division.
Google this week announced the third beta of Flutter, its mobile SDK for building iOS and Android apps using the company's own Dart programming language, rebooted with a new way to do client-side UI development.
GitHub announced a new Checks API for better continuous integration functionality with Visual Studio App Center and other tools.
Artificial inteligence and machine learning are dominant themes of new developer tooling being introduced at Microsoft's Build developer conference this week, and ML.NET is a prime example.
The long-term-support release of Canonical's Ubuntu (Ubuntu 18.04, code-named "Bionic Beaver") adds features and upgrades designed to make the company's Linux distro a more appealing platform for artificial intelligence development.
Google's integration of its TensorFlow machine learning framework with Apple's Swift programming language, known as Swift for TensorFlow, is now an open source project on GitHub.
The company unveiled support for Kubernetes in its AppDynamics application performance monitoring suite and its Cisco CloudCenter, used to securely deploy and manage applications in multiple environments, including on-premises and private and public clouds.
Many database developers were thrilled with Apple's decision to open source FoundationDB, a distributed datastore it acquired three years ago.
Common Web developer wisdom says tweaking the performance of Cascading Style Sheets selectors isn't worth the hassle, but at tremendous scale encountered by popular sites such as LinkedIn, that wisdom can be called into question.
Designed to help guide the Eclipse Foundation as it prepares to take on the responsibility for the future development of enterprise Java, the worldwide survey reached out to 1,800 Java developers in March.